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Light, simple blogs backed by solid research. We bring to you sound Nutrition opinion and advice, which you can implement in your daily life.

Know your Oils!

by Priyanka Joshi | August 18, 2017

Oils are an integral part of any regional cuisine. With a varied option to pick from, we all wonder which one to opt for. Here is a quick peep which will reveal the BEST AND WORSE oil to use.

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NeuScience

Science is ever-expanding, and each day brings new research and insights in the fascinating field of Nutrition and Human Health. Our academic researchers sift through the plethora of information, and in this section, we bring to you simplified Nutrition News that you can use.

Coffee: An anti-ageing Drink!

Coffee: An anti-ageing Drink!

Ageing is a natural process that we all go through as we get older. However, you may have noticed that some people look too old for their age and some look younger than what they are! This is the play of factors like stress, toxins and other biological functions that govern ageing.

A study published in Nutrition Journal highlighted the anti-ageing effects of coffee consumption. Coffee, one of the most consumed brewed drinks, is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health.

The possible mechanisms by which Coffee can bring anti-ageing effect are

Polyphenols in coffee are potent antioxidants which prevent the oxidation of DNA, proteins and lipids, thus reduces cell damage
Decrease in ageing factors like hepatic total mTOR and p-mTOR levels
• Increase in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels leading to boost in energy
• Decrease in risk for severe depression and improving quality of life

We say: 1 to 2 cups of black coffee a day coupled with an antioxidant rich diet and regular exercise is the key!

After all age is just a number

Have Beetroot Juice to remain in “PINK OF THE HEALTH”

Have Beetroot Juice to remain in “PINK OF THE HEALTH”

Many are familiar with the red beetroot, a very common vegetable in the supermarket. But not many are aware of the various health benefits this super root possesses.

The Beetroot juice is being researched recently for its health benefits; and guess what! We all will be amazed with its health boosting properties.

This superfood

• Reduces blood pressure • Increases blood flow
• Purifies blood stream
• Improves Hemoglobin
• Enhances oxygen delivery during exercise
• Improves exercise efficiency
• Improves athletic performance
• Reduces inflammation
• Boosts immunity

The bright pink Beets are dense with nutrients, including Potassium, Betaine, Magnesium, Folate, Vitamin C and a good dose of Nitrates which bestow the health benefits

The good news is that beetroot delivers these effects even after a single serving intake.

How to consume: You can eat beets raw, but vegetables when juiced are more nutrient-rich because the nutritive compounds are highly concentrated.

We say: Have ONE glass of raw pressed beetroot juice an hour before workout to reap the maximum benefits to boost exercise performance.

PS: You should know that if you start drinking beet juice regularly, it may make your urine and stools look reddish. Fear not, it’s just the pigment!

GREEN TEA REDUCED THE RISK OF RICE-INDUCED DIABETES

GREEN TEA REDUCED THE RISK OF RICE-INDUCED DIABETES

A recent study published in Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition in May 2017 showed that daily green tea consumption (more than 7 cups) reduced risk of type 2 diabetes in Rice consuming women. Why is this so relevant? Because, rice is the staple food of most Indian population. Rice is a high Glycemic Index food with a GI of 85, thus the release of sugar is very quick, leading to hyperglycemia and Glucose intolerance in high-risk population. The study has assessed the association between green tea consumption and risk of diabetes. It was observed that-

• Women who consumed white rice were at risk of Diabetes
• The set of women who also consumed Green tea led to lowering the risk of Diabetes

We Say- Vitrovea’s Green tea extract has the highest standardization at 98% polyphenols. Just 1 softgel gives 70% catechins and 45% EGCG which is equal to 5 cups of Green tea. Apart from fatloss and detox, here is one more reason to take 1-2 softgels of Vitrovea’s Green tea extract every day.

The secret’s out! Olive Oil and leafy veggies combine to lower blood pressure

The secret’s out! Olive Oil and leafy veggies combine to lower blood pressure

Want to know the secret of the Mediterranean Diet? Often considered as the world’s healthiest diet, it is rich in vegetables, fresh fruit, wholegrain cereals, olive oil and nuts, as well as poultry and fish, rather than red meat and other animal fats. Red wine is consumed regularly in moderate amounts. And yes, regular exercise is also included.

While each aspect of the Mediterranean diet has clear nutritional benefits, researchers have been puzzled as to what precisely makes the diet so healthy for the heart? How does it actually help combat high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease?

British researchers answered this recently through their animal studies - When unsaturated fatty acids, found in olive oil, nuts, and fish oil, are eaten together with a source of nitrate or nitrite, found in vegetables such as beetroot and green leafy veggies, they form nitro fatty acids in the body. Nitro fatty acids inhibit the activity of an enzyme called soluble Epoxide Hydrolase (sEH). Hence, the nitro fatty acids are able to set off a chain of reactions that result in the dilation of blood vessels which then leads to the lowering of blood pressure.

A brand-new study involving 196 adults, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2017, further demonstrated that 6 months of the Mediterranean diet helped reduce systolic blood pressure and improved endothelial function.

We love this yummy secret for our hearts. Bring out the olive oil and delicious crispy salads.

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Nutrition Police

We talk Only Sense. Only Science. In this section, NCNR experts uncover scientific facts that bust the most common nutrition beliefs and myths.

Myth: Honey, jaggery will not make you fat

Myth: Honey, jaggery will not make you fat

June 28 , 2016

If you follow the latest nutrition trends, you may have already cut out sugar from your diet and replaced it with alternative sweeteners such as honey and jaggery. But here’s the catch – your healthy alternative sweetener choice is as bad for your health as sugar itself.


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Nutrition Police Case Files #4: Fruit Juices Are Healthy

Nutrition Police Case Files #4: Fruit Juices Are Healthy

January 15 , 2016

NCNR nutritionists believe that the “pure” and “100% natural” fruit juices aren't as healthy as they are touted to be and are the real culprits behind fat gain. Find out why..


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Nutrition Police Case Files #3: Saturated Fats Damage Your Heart

Nutrition Police Case Files #3: Saturated Fats Damage Your Heart

January 24 , 2016

Saturated fats have always been accused of increasing blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease. The NCNR team decided to investigate and give you the real truth behind the accusation.


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Recipes

You never actually go on a diet – it is a lifestyle change. And the major struggle is how to achieve the correct nutrient profile for our fitness goals. In this section, we offer carefully hand-picked recipes to support the need of the hour – high-protein, low-carb meals. And yes, they taste good too.

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Diet Plans

There is a high Prevalence of lifestyle related diseases now more than ever – with one of the major causes being poor dietary habits. Read here about the true facts behind famous diets. Discover healthy diet plans with us that can seamlessly fit into your goal- oriented dietary regimen.

Intermittent Fasting - More of a lifestyle change than diet!

Intermittent Fasting - More of a lifestyle change than diet!

When you want to lose all that extra weight, you’ll surely think about dieting. And when it comes to dieting, we all know that what we eat matters – eating fewer calories than you expend will slim you down. One of the ideas that has been trending in the weight loss sphere is Intermittent Fasting.
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The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is, without a doubt, one of the most talked about diets in the world. But, unlike most diet fads, the Paleo diet has endured because it makes nutritional sense.

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The Vegan Athlete- A Myth!

The Vegan Athlete- A Myth!

The vegetarian lobby has always tried to wrongfully convince us that the presence of animal source Protein in a diet geared towards improvement in performance & body composition is unnecessary.

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Making our Cultural Diets work.

Making our Cultural Diets work.

We Indians love our FOOD! And, although we are proud of our food culture, can we integrate it within a goal oriented dietary regimen? Yes you can.

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Nutripedia

A custom-made encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Science terminology, painstakingly made in-house. Read up on clean, crisp and informative definitions from A-Z here.

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